Odd factoids

Chris S

Guru
Location
Sparkhill
Plaid Cymru want the stones from Stonehenge returned to Wales.
 

bruce1530

Veteran
Location
Ayrshire
While Stonehenge is indeed made from Welsh stone, the oft-repeated story that it was transported and constructed by Druids, several thousand years ago, is a myth perpetrated by the site owners, English Heritage, to boost visitor numbers. It was constructed in the Victorian Era by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who also built the Wiltshire & Cymru Railway to transport the stone.
 

bruce1530

Veteran
Location
Ayrshire
Since Brexit, it has been illegal to eat Brussels Sprouts in the UK.
The same is true of Hamburgers, Danish bacon, Wiener Schnitzel, Neapolitan ice cream, Sardines, Belgian Buns and French Toast.

Brits are encouraged to consume large quantities of Brown Windsor Soup, Chelsea Buns, Kendall mint cake and Cornish pasties to compensate.
 

Tribansman

Senior Member
There are some communities in the north that use gravy instead of water at baptisms
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
St John the Baptist was really the Saint. A rich playboy who spent his time duffing up villains and looking cool in his Volvo P1800, but by 1970 the geat was getting a bit much and word of a Mafia contract on him had him changing his name. John was a simple nom de plume to remember, and he soon found himself a low profile job as an assistant vicar. Hence, the is now 'Saint' John the (assistant) Baptist'
 
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PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
The word 'Mafia' was derived from the word 'raffia' as the retired Don's used to use it for basket weaving in their retirement clubs, but it wasn't considered hard or scary enough to use Raffia as the name for the Italian mobsters.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
The Mafia are huge admirers of Donald Trump, who they regards as a kindred spirit, a gangland hard man with no scruples whatsoever. Their admiration is so great that when a candidate ascends to become head of the crime family he takes on the title of Don in his honour.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
Don Revie was a footballist. Early versions of football utilised a pigs bladder which was kicked about the course, but by 1989 the game had progressed and the entire policeman was given a kicking by both teams.
 

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
Pigs bladders were outlawed by veggies and vegans who ordered that only gourds should be used.

This went well until players started using the phrase.. "Oh my gourd!!" every time they missed a goal.
 
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